Baltimore man sues Live Nation for "exorbitant" Jackson Browne tickets
A Baltimore man sued Live Nation and Ticketmaster last week saying the entertainment behemoth overcharged him for Jackson Browne tickets.
Now he's seeking to recover the service charges as well as punitive charges and attorneys' fees.
The man, Andre Bourgeois, filed the lawsuit last Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for Maryland as an individual and also as a class action. Or, in other words, on behalf of anyone who bought tickets from the Ticketmaster in the past four years and felt gouged.
Though the lawsuit does not ask for a specific amount from Live Nation, the combined damages from those in the class could exceed $5 million, according to the complaint filed by Towson firm Quinn, Gordon & Wolf.
The Daily Record, which first reported the news, points out that Live Nation already settled a similar case in January for $22.3 million.
At the heart of this lawsuit is Bourgeois' allegation that Live Nation and Ticketmaster are not registered as ticket agencies by the city of Baltimore, and therefore, their "exorbitant" service fees are are tantamount to scalping under city law.
Through a spokeswoman, Live Nation had no comment. "We do not comment on pending litigation," Liz Morentin said.